We, Keith and I, are transitioning into a new way of life.
As I’ve mentioned lately, K’s mother suffered a fall during December resulting in a fractured pelvis. Along with this her mental state, which has been deteriorating over the past few years, has taken a rather drastic decline into dementia. She is currently residing in an aged care facility with little hope of leaving full time care.
We returned yesterday, Tuesday, from our third visit north to visit with her and take care of her home, which, because of her failing health has been somewhat neglected.
The reason for this post is possibly a surprising one.
We, K and I, have led a relatively quiet life over the past two years due mainly to the pandemic and the restrictions it has imposed upon normal living. Added to this K’s knee op last June and the resulting lack of mobility before and after, has meant attending only a handful of dances. We have, however, been occupied with our individual work, loves and hobbies; he being semi retired, an avid mineral collector and reader extraordinaire; me with my work and joy producing podcasts, etc., for ABC of Spirit Talk, keeping in touch with the WP community, and staying close with our immediate loved ones.
And so comes the point:
Keith’s mother’s condition has placed a different slant upon life. In a nutshell it has cemented us in a joint effort; not unlike our love of dance and the work of gaining enjoyment, progress in ability and the deliberate and concentrated effort needed to create something of ultra commitment. In short: We are acting as one, and enjoying, as it were, every moment.
Obviously, K has moments of sad reflection, of which we speak. The difference between what would have been in years past, and today, is bolstered by the teachings we have been so privileged to be a part.
It is becoming not only a continued responsibility toward our union, but also a united stance to ensure the best outcome for us all. Knowing that all is planned; all is agreed to before embarking upon the Fantasy of Earth allows an acceptance of our new lifestyle to the point of an objectivity that rides above all else. It dictates that we ensure the best for all concerned.
And this commitment of ensuring that we all have a positive outcome, in this transitioning process, includes our puppy-dogs too! Yes, their comfort, health and enjoyment of life are just as important in the scheme of life.
We stay overnight on our trips north. Our little ones, Beau and Pebble do not travel with us. However, they too need food and comfort whilst we are away.
To this end the daughter, Veronica, is happy to assist. Following is a video she took when visiting with them on Monday.
Thank You so much, Vron.
Many Blessings to All
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